Hearing loss is typically a slow process, making it easy to disregard the subtle changes in your ability to hear sounds. Even though children are regularly tested, most adults don’t even think about scheduling a hearing test like they would their vision. So why would your hearing be any less critical than your eyesight?
It’s worthwhile to have routine hearing exams, here are six reasons why:
- Spotting the Signs: Potential hearing issues can be revealed by everyday situations. Do you frequently need people to repeat themselves? Do you have a hard time hearing in noisy environments? Are you continually cranking up the volume on your TV? It’s time for you to get your hearing tested if you replied yes to most of these questions.
- Following Guidelines: Until you turn 50, you should get a hearing exam every decade and every 3 years after that, as recommended by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
- Family History Matters: If other family members have hearing problems, this is an ideal reason to schedule a hearing exam with us.
- Establishing a Baseline: Baseline hearing examinations provide a reference point for future hearing assessment comparisons, allowing you to track changes in your hearing over time.
- Early Diagnosis and Treatment: Problems, like earwax buildup, or noise-related hearing loss, can be identified early on by routine hearing tests, avoiding additional damage.
- Diagnose Medical Conditions: Hearing loss can sometimes point to inherent medical disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, or kidney disease. If you do have one of these conditions, treating it may help your hearing.
Your physical safety, emotional well-being, and social life are some of the extensive consequences of untreated hearing loss. Hearing aids can substantially improve your hearing and overall quality of life, allowing you to fully participate in conversations, enjoy social gatherings, and stay alert to important sounds in your environment.
Don’t miss out on important work meetings, your grandchildren’s laughter, or the voice of a loved one.
Make an appointment for a hearing exam with us right away to protect your hearing health and rediscover the sounds that enrich your life.